Towards the end of the 2017 MTV VMAs last Sunday, Logic took the stage with Khalid and Alessia Cara to perform “1-800-273-8255,” his track about his own struggles with severe depression and suicide prevention.
The rapper was also joined by suicide attempt survivors, who wore t-shirts with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s phone number. As CNN reports, calls to the lifeline increased by 50 percent following the performance.
“It’s not just about the calls; it’s about increasing awareness about suicide, and suicide prevention in particular,” John Draper, director of …
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